orange peel
black pepper
Spiral Black Button Citrus Forward Gin

Black Button Distilling

Black Button Citrus Forward

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Frech lemongrass and sherbet

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dry with candied oranges and Walkers Shortbread

Clean and dry
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The taste of a grown-up summer.

In 2012, Jason Barrett was a 24 year-old working in his great-grandfather’s button-making factory in Upstate New York, just like four generations of his family. But he was made for a different path. Before the year was out, he started a small batch distillery operation in his home town of Rochester. But he is sentimental enough to have named his new rebel business after the family tradition — Black Button Distilling. Today, four years later, he has developed a range of unique products including a few Gins, their Four Grain Bourbon, a Fernet, two Moonshines, Vodka, and an interesting “Bourbon Cream” liqueur.

Jason likes Gin. He likes it a lot. But this rebel also thinks that Gin shouldn’t “hit you in the face with a Christmas Tree.” To him that means that the juniper needs to be there, but should take a back seat to some of the other botanicals. So in addition to their floral “Lilac Gin,” they have added Black Button Citrus Forward Gin to their line-up with an emphasis on orange zest and local hops. It seems like a small thing, but the difference really works — so much so that Food and Beverage magazine named it the “Official Gin of Summer.”

  • Style
  • Region
    New York
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Black Button
  • Bottler
    Black Button

Black Button Distilling

Black Button Citrus Forward

(0.75l, 42%)

Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Black Button Citrus Forward Gin
Not my favorite gin but not the worst that I have ever tasted either. The floral notes were great it just seemed to have a strange after taste.
Also tastes like tequila
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